Dyslexia Tutor Tokyo - About
Dsylexia Tutor Tokyo - Servicing the Tokyo and Chiba LD communities for over 10 years
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Dyslexia Tutor Tokyo  
Dyslexia Tutor Tokyo offers specialist tutoring for children with learning difficulties (LD) such as Dyslexia and ADHD. Each lesson takes place in the learner`s home and is a 60 minute one-to-one session. Unlike other tutoring each lesson has a unique lesson plan tailored to each student. At the end of each session a consultation is done with the parents discussing the progress and areas of improvement. Dyslexia Tutor Tokyo has been supporting children with Dyslexia in the Tokyo and Chiba areas for over 10 years. The learners will be taught by a specialist tutor who has a diploma in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy obtained in the United Kingdom. In addition to tutoring a placement assessment will be done before tutoring sessions commence. While this assessment can not tell you if your child has dyslexia it will highlight areas of difficulty and can indicate if the learner has a higher chance of having a learning difficulty. However it is always recommended to have your child properly assessed.
What to do next?
The first step you will need to do is to confirm if your child has a learning difficulty. Most parents are already aware that their child is find it difficult to cope at school but having an assessment can clear up other issues that might be causing problems. There are a few places in Tokyo that offer professional assessments by a pyschologist. If you have already had your child assessed for a learning difficulty and they were found to have dyslexia or ADHD then the next step is to contact a specialist tutor for support.

Before any tutoring can commence a level assessment will be done by the tutor to identify where the student should start in the programme. To make it easier for the student and parents we use the Alpha To Omega programme as a basis for the lessons, this is then adjusted around the learners needs. Each assessment takes between 1-2 hours depending on age and the severity of the learning difficulty.
About Dyslexia Tutor Tokyo  
In 2012 I officially started teaching dyslexics after finishing my diploma in dyslexia and strategic literacy teaching. It was a total of four years study after having taught computers to the elderly and English in schools and companies. Originally coming from the UK and being dyslexic I was exposed to the UK system and given support from lower school to university. It is this constant support that I had from the government and my teachers that made me want to go into SEN teaching myself. However I did not want to teach dyslexics until I had acquired the appropriate techniques and understanding behind teaching learners with dyslexia.

It was a long journey that was tough and eye opening, I have to thank my wife for her patience and support while I studied. Whilst dyslexia is commonly viewed as reading problem it covers much more, the co-occurring difficulties are various and wide ranging.
Since starting tutoring I have taught over 50 students privately and they have all made progress in their reading and writing. It has been the most rewarding job I could have imagined, the feeling you get when a student comes to a lesson with a book that they started to read for pleasure is overwhelming. They have worked hard to get to that point and now they are able to open their mind to the world that books offer and enter the various stories and information that abounds in the books.

I understand the difficulties in reading and writing, to me still it is such a joy to be able to read, for studying and pleasure. In the age of smart phones and streaming movies we must not forget that reading a book is still a special and unique experience that informs, develops and expands the mind. Reading is a right and for dyslexics is a difficult path to get to but once they are able to read they never look back.
Process - Alpha to Omega Programme
Each session lasts one hour and is done in the learners home, one-to-on. Each lesson plan is unique to the learner and is adjusted to their level, speed and way of learning. The Alpha to Omega system is a tried and tested method for teaching learners with learning difficulties. A single sound will be the main learning point of each session, it will be introduced though the alphabet, pictures, auditory, spelling words, sentence writing, games and physical movement.

While the Alpha to Omega system provides a framework, it is up to the teachers and tutors to create unique and targeted lessons. As such each lesson is reviewed and then adjusted accordingly to the learners leve. This means if a learner is struggling with a particular point it is easy to go back and review the point until the tutro is satfised the learner has acquired the learning point.

After each lesson the parents will be provided with a copy of the lesson plan and have the option of talking through it, going over difficulties, improvements and recommendations.

If you are interested in tutoring for your child please contact me through the contact form or for more infomation on pricing click on tutoring.
Dyslexia Tutor Tokyo is an independent service for children and adults with learning difficulties, we specialise in teaching learners with dyslexia and ADHD who are struggling with literacy, reading, writing and studying. Each student is taught by a trained and certified dyslexia and literacy tutor. Qualifications were obtain in the United Kingdom from Dyslexia Action, if needed references can be obtained from previous students. Dyslexia Tutor Tokyo covers the greater Tokyo and Chiba areas, if the student is located further away it is possible to take lessons online though the effectiveness of the lessons cannot be guaranteed due to the distance. All student information will be kept private and no information is passed or given to third parties.
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